Sunday, September 21, 2014

(Almost) Free Faculty Development!

This blog post is a quick reminder that non-U.S. institutions interested in several weeks of (almost) free faculty development from yours truly should contact me about a possible collaborative project under the auspices of the Fulbright Specialist Program.  The Fulbright Specialist Program provides funding to support U.S. scholars who partner with non-U.S. institutions on projects or programs in their areas of greatest need.

Practically, this means that a Fulbright Specialist grant would pay for my travel and time to visit a non-U.S. institution for a two- to six-week grant period to help provide faculty development in whatever form the institution might need.  This could take the form of providing workshops on teaching and learning for faculty and graduate students at your institution and/or in the region; helping to establish or refine a local faculty development program on your campus; providing consulting on creating or assessing a center for teaching and learning; working on the development of academic integrity initiatives or even the establishment of honors programs.  These are all areas in which I have extensive experience both on my own campus and from my visits to several dozen other campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

The institution's only costs for this work would be in-country room and board; the Fulbright provides all other funding, including transportation and stipend.  So this would be an excellent opportunity for non-U.S. institutions on a budget to have a dedicated expert in higher education teaching and learning (i.e., me) spend a month or more on your campus helping you with whatever you need.  The Fulbright allows and even encourages institutions to work together with grantees to develop a plan for the grant.  The institution does have to submit the grant, but I can help provide guidance for completing the application process.

Please help me spread the word about this opportunity, and if you are interested in speaking with me about a possible collaboration on a grant application, contact me at lang (at)  

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